Mulrooney Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Mulrooney Family History

If you are conducting some Mulrooney family history research then you can view the Mulrooney coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Mulrooney surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


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The family history of the ancient name Mulrooney was found in the archives.

Surnames developed a wide number of variants over the centuries. Many different spelling variations of the same name can be traced back to a single original root. Also, when a bearer of a name emigrated from Ireland it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books upon arrival at their new location. Some names have dozens of spelling variations. Some Surnames were also altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically, by their sound, and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another. This was especially so in Ireland where most Gaelic names were 'anglicized' at some stage.

Variants of the name Mulrooney include Mulroonie, Rooney, Roonie, O'Moroney and Moroney. This name is taken from the Gaelic sept O'Maolruanaidh, meaning 'follower of Ruanaidh'. There were several septs of the name in mediaeval times, one of them being of County Fermanagh where they were very powerful before the rise of the MacGuires, and still survive there in small numbers today.

A sept or clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory. It is also the case that many Irish septs or clans that are related often belong to a larger groups, sometimes called tribes. For example the 'Tribes of Galway' consisted of fourteen distinct families. The 'Tribes of Kilkenny' were ten families, etc.

The name Mulrooney has also become Moroney especially in County Galway in the west part of Ireland. In the western Counties of Ulster Province the name Rooney is also often used as an abbreviated form of Mulrooney.The Mulrooney family crest (or coat of arms) came into existence many centuries ago. The process of creating these coats of arms began as early as the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this, including Ireland. The new more formalized art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own family crest, coat of arms, including Mulrooney descendants.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Mulrooney Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
The Wolf Symbolising the rewards of perseverance in long sieges or industry
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